Random Thoughts Pt. 5

Hi there! I’m back. I didn’t mean to be MIA, but life happens. I really haven’t done much new baking/cooking since the last time I posted. My attention has been focused more in other areas. We are very fortunate to have our daughter in a Montessori school. It’s a small, but amazing school. We love …

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Random Thoughts Pt. 4

Last weekend, we had some very good friends over for dinner. I made the Lahori Chicken and Potato Curry with rice and a lemon almond tart (recipe to come). I had a major moment of panic while cooking the chicken.  My nose was lightly stuffy, so I really couldn’t smell very well. Once I put …

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Russian Tea Cakes

  Russian tea cakes (aka Mexican wedding cookies) are dense cookies with chopped walnuts rolled in confectioners’ sugar that look like little snowballs.  It has become a staple cookie in our home during the holidays. While this cookie is rolled in confectioners’ sugar, it’s not overly sweet and almost a little salty even though there …

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

These gluten free sugar cookies are quite good. They have a light crunchy texture. The dough cannot be rolled like regular cookie dough. If you try to roll it out like you would with regular sugar cookie dough, it will crack. You need to press the dough out with the rolling pin first and then …

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Pumpkin Streusel Cake

When I was in graduate school, I made this pumpkin bar recipe. It was a cross between a pumpkin cake and pumpkin pie with a crumb top. We have moved several times since I made that recipe and I lost it.  It also used a box cake mix to make the crumb topping. My version …

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Quick and Easy Fudge

After making fudge last year, I wondered if I could come up with a quicker and easier way to make fudge. The Peanut Butter Fudge from last year had me pondering if I could do something similar with chocolate. After a couple of tries, this fudge is what I came up with. It is a …

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Vegan Sugar Cookies

A couple of my daughter’s classmates are allergic to eggs, so for her Thanksgiving Day lunch I made vegan sugar cookies. These are very similar to my regular sugar cookies. Her school is also nut free, so I omitted the almond extract. A quick tutorial on how to decorate these and other cookies without the …

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Disappearing Maple Bars

No bake Disappearing Maple Bars are an easy and fun treat to make with the kids or by yourself. With the holiday season in the near future, these bars make a great gift for friends, family, neighbors, and teachers. I call them Disappearing Bars because they do not last very long. Disappearing Bars are vegan …

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